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Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi

Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi

Erdogan said Saudi Arabia was obligated to reveal the identity of everyone involved and called for the prosecution of those responsible to happen in Turkey.

Mr Erdogan's address coincided with the start of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia that has been overshadowed by the Khashoggi case. "Why has the body of someone, the killing of whom has been officially admitted, not been found?"

Pompeo said that the Turks have been "very cooperative with us", although he declined to answer a question about whether any USA officials have heard an audio recording of Khashoggi that Turkish officials reportedly have in their possession. "We have information that the murder is not instant, but planned", he said.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses upon his arrival at the Elysee Presidential palace on April 10, 2018 in Paris.

The secretary of state also told reporters at the State Department that the USA has identified some of the people "who we suspect to be responsible" for Khashoggi's death.

The video - obtained and broadcast by CNN on Monday - purportedly shows a Saudi agent walking out of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul wearing Khashoggi's clothes, as well as spectacles and a fake beard, in an attempt to disguise himself as the slain journalist.

"As we all know these are hard days for us in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih told attendees seated in an ornate hall during the opening of the conference in Riyadh. Why wasn't the consulate open to the investigation until many days later?

The prominent Saudi business executive Lubna Olayan also remarked on the case, saying that the "terrible acts reported in recent weeks are alien to our culture and DNA". The case has shocked the world and raised suspicions that a Saudi hit squad planned the writer's killing after he walked into the consulate on October 2, and then attempted to cover it up.

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Erdoğan said that of the 18 men arrested by Saudi Arabia in the investigation, 15 were those already identified by Turkish police as members of the hit squad who flew in and out of Istanbul on the same day Khashoggi was killed.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Hunt said the British government condemned the murder of the journalist "in the strongest possible terms" and expressed concerns that his "horrific treatment was inflicted by people who work for a government with whom we have close relations".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi officials began plotting against Khashoggi in late September, days ahead of his disappearance after he entered the consulate on October 2.

Vice President Mike Pence said earlier that Khashoggi's death at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, "will not go without an American response".

Authorities were taking statements from five Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate on Monday, NTV said.

Separately, Erdoğan offered condolences to the family and relatives of Khashoggi.

Saudi officials said they suspect his body was rolled up in a carpet and handed to another party to dispose of the evidence.


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